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2013 Spartan Race

Hundreds battle 28 obstacles over four miles during the obstacle trail race at Fort Carson Saturday, May 4, 2013.

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runner prepare for the start of the men's elite heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runner prepare for the start of the men's elite heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner bleeds from his cheek while crawling under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner bleeds from his cheek while crawling under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner makes his way under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner makes his way under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer makes her way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer makes her way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner dives through the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner dives through the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner jumps the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner jumps the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runners makes her way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runners makes her way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner is covered in mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner is covered in mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners jump the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The fire pit was one of 28 obstacles the competitors faced over the four mile course. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners jump the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The fire pit was one of 28 obstacles the competitors faced over the four mile course. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A racers makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racers makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Kurt Story of Colorado Springs makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Kurt Story of Colorado Springs makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Runners warm up with a little yoga before the start of their heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners warm up with a little yoga before the start of their heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Racers must do 30 burpees after failing to hit target at the spearman obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers must do 30 burpees after failing to hit target at the spearman obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runner prepare for the start of the men's elite heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runner prepare for the start of the men's elite heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner bleeds from his cheek while crawling under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner bleeds from his cheek while crawling under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner makes his way under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner makes his way under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners make their way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer makes her way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer makes her way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner dives through the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner dives through the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner jumps the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner jumps the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runners makes her way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runners makes her way under the barb wire and though the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner crawls under the barb wire and through the mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner is covered in mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A runner is covered in mud Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers battle the slip wall obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racer jumps the fire pit as he near the finishline Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners jump the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The fire pit was one of 28 obstacles the competitors faced over the four mile course. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners jump the fire pit Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The fire pit was one of 28 obstacles the competitors faced over the four mile course. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racers makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

A racers makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners help each other up the slip wall Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Kurt Story of Colorado Springs makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Kurt Story of Colorado Springs makes his way across the traverse wall, one of 28 obstacles, Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners warm up with a little yoga before the start of their heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Runners warm up with a little yoga before the start of their heat Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers must do 30 burpees after failing to hit target at the spearman obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Racers must do 30 burpees after failing to hit target at the spearman obstacle Saturday, May 4, 2013, during the Spartan Race at Fort Carson. The racing continues Sunday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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